Vulcan Value Partners: ‘Post Covid Demand for Cushman’s (CWK) Services will Increase Dramatically’

Vulcan Value Partners, an exclusive investment vehicle for all public equity investments, published its ‘Small Cap Composite’ third-quarter 2020 Investor Letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A gross return of 0.1% was recorded by the fund for the Q3 of 2020, below its Russel 2000 Value Index benchmark that returned 2.6% and Russel 2000 index that returned 4.9%. You can view the fund’s top 10 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Vulcan Value Partners, in their  Q3 2020 Investor Letter said that Cushman & Wakefield plc (NYSE: CWK) was a material detractor for the firm and so they were forced to exit their position in the company. Cushman & Wakefield plc is a global commercial real estate services firm that currently has a $3 billion market cap. For the past 3 months, Cushman & Wakefield plc delivered a 23.41% return and settled at $14.18 per share at the closing of January 15th.

Here is what Vulcan Value Partners has to say about Cushman & Wakefield plc in their Investor Letter:

“Cushman & Wakefield plc was a material detractor during the quarter. Cushman and Wakefield is a global commercial real estate services firm. The company can pivot both geographically and within property types and can quickly allocate resources to take advantage of where the market goes. It is one of the larger global providers of real estate services that can offer outsourced services to Fortune 1000 companies, and it is gaining market share. Cushman and Wakefield is an asset-light business and generates robust free cash flow. The company’s earnings are cyclically depressed from the pandemic; however, when the economy begins to recover demand for its services should increase dramatically.”


Last December 2020, we published an article telling that Cushman & Wakefield plc (NYSE: CWK) was in 5 hedge funds’ portfolio. Its all time high statistics is 12. CWK delivered a -4.38% return YTD.

As of September 2020, Vulcan Value Partners had a 10.2 million share position in CWK that amounted to $108 million. However, our calculations showed that Cushman & Wakefield plc (NYSE: CWK) does not belong to the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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